Coronavirus: "fit and healthy" nurse, 36, fights for life in intensive care

Grant Boone
March 25, 2020

"I want everyone to know how risky it is".

The Prime Minister said he will be thinking "very, very actively" about what steps to take if people continue to gather in large numbers in defiance of calls to stay apart. My sister is only 36 and is normally fit and healthy.

"She is critically ill in ICU, on a ventilator and fighting for her life", she told BirminghamLive.

Areema's sister is now urging people to take the illness seriously - saying it is "not just the elderly at risk".

She also told of how she had aspired to become a nurse since she was a teenager after caring for her grandmother who suffered a stroke.

Areema lives with her husband and three children, who are now in isolation and unable to visit the NHS nurse.

"She started as a cleaning lady, then as a medical assistant and is now qualified as a nurse".

The NHS worker, who qualified in January past year, first developed symptoms 10 days ago body aches, following by a soaring temperature and cough.

Speaking to BirminghamLive, her sister Kazeema Nasreen, 22, who works as a healthcare assistant at the same hospital, said: "My sister who is an unbelievable nurse on the front line and who always helps so many has now caught this virus".

United Kingdom government to sell coronavirus testing kits on Amazon "within days"
Asked whether this meant it would be available in a number of days, rather than weeks or months, she said "absolutely". The tests "can see if you have antibodies, in which case you know you had the infection", she added.

"Obviously we are not allowed to visit him, but hospital staff stay in touch and update us as often as possible".

Kazeema said that her family was "heartbroken" after Nasreen's diagnosis.

"They have been truly incredible... they are keeping us all strong and doing everything they can for her". "They keep us all strong and do everything they can for her".

'She is my queen and is truly loved by everyone - always putting others first.

London, March 22 (SocialNews.XYZ) Hard working nurses battling the UKs coronavirus outbreak were facing abuses on the streets, including some being spat at while others said that they were branded "disease spreaders" for treating infected patients, according to the Royal College of Nursing. She also mentioned that Areema was on annual leave when she first started showing symptoms.

The death toll is at 281, with the youngest victim just 18.

The number of people who have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for coronavirus has risen by 48 to 281.

The PM warned that "the numbers are very stark and they are accelerating" as doctors said a "tsunami" of severely ill patients was about to engulf them.

Mr Johnson said that "this Mother's Day, the single best present that we can to spare them the risk of catching a very risky disease".

Other reports by

Discuss This Article